Dogon Marriage Ceremonial Pot
Prestigious pots like this are used for the purpose of weddings only! On the day of a marriage ceremony, the pot is taken from the Hogon’s hut of where the ceremonial pieces are kept, unwrapped from the cloth it is stored and taken into the village opening where the ceremony will take place.
Approx Age: 1960-70
Dimensions cm: 164 tall x 57 @ widest point (approximately)
Ref. Number: M0586
A large and exquisite Dogon marriage ceremonial pot, these beautiful works of art are extremely rare. Starting at the bottom, the base is surrounded by Dogon hare masks, known as “dyommo”, the meaning of hare mask is based on the daily activities by which one survives – the hunt- but given a larger mythological meaning through symbolic expression. Survival is no small issue for the Dogon because they live in a very arid, harsh climate. Read more below for full description..
Above the hare-masks, sit six couples, the male on each of the couples having his arm around the female. The main stem in the centre of all the seated couples reaches up to the first and the largest of the bowls, this stem has acquired some insect invasion over a period of time, this looks to have been treated some time ago and no insects are present now. The centre stem has carved patterns all the way up to the top of the pot from as far down as the hare masks at the
This prestigious pot is used for the purpose of weddings and no other!! On the day of a marriage
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